Headaches and migraines are a serious burden for many people. I’ve had many occasions where I’m treating someone in the clinic for a completely different injury and they mention that they get frequent headaches. After asking a few questions we often have enough information to say “did you know that we can probably fix it?”. We’ve covered headaches and migraines before here. [Read more…]
Is your dizziness, or vertigo brought on by movements of your head?
You may have a condition called ‘Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo’ or BPPV. [Read more…]
July 4-10 is Sleep Awareness Week, so I thought it was appropriate to talk about sleep, how it affects your mind and body, and how to sleep better. Sleep is something most of us complain that we don’t get enough of. We all know that 8 hours is the magic number and that not enough sleep is bad for you… But just how bad?
Firstly, lets watch a great video from Oxford on why we sleep
The video makes a great point on the health detriments of not getting enough sleep.
Poor posture and a stiff back is one of the most common complaints we treat at Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy. With the modern lifestyle and workplace involving a lot of sitting and not a lot of moving, it is becoming apparent that we as a population are not doing the best job at looking after ourselves and our postures.
Here’s what you will learn about in this article and how the thoracic wedge can help you:
- The thoracic spine (the middle of your back)
- How modern lifestyle is affecting the thoracic spine and posture
- How the thoracic spine and posture affects the rest of your body
- The Thoracic Wedge: Easiest way to address a stiff thoracic spine and improve your posture
If you are suffering from headaches, back ache, neck, wrist and/or shoulder pain it may have something to do with your posture and your workstation setup. Making small changes to your workstation setup can reduce or prevent injuries associated with sitting at your desk. With further technological advances, people are using computer workstations more frequently and with increasing duration. A large proportion of the population, particularly in Canberra, are spending the majority of their working day using a computer workstation.
At Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy we often treat people for chronic back, neck or arm pain that can be directly associated with a poor computer workstation setup. Furthermore, computer use is not just limited to work which further increases the effect of a poor workstation. How often do you come home from work and use your home computer, laptop or phone for social media, shopping, checking the weather, email, communicating with friends and family or playing games?